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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    Now I have to adjust my whole chemistry to regain the lost dmax. Huzzah!
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    Okay, here's what I did to solve the current issues.
    My normal mix is 10-2-10-2 (ferric-chlorate-Palladium-Platinum) for a 4x5

    Now, I use 10-2-10-2-3-24 First four the same but now I add tween...
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    Okay, I just bought a brand new batch of Platine and have been running into some issues again. This is a NEW batch of Platine so the recipe might have changed. Hollar if you have experienced any of...
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    Need paper source

    My platine is close to running low and I need to replenish. Bostick and Sullivan are out. Any suggestions
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    I keep my paper in a humidity box and I've never had a problem since
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    I just opened a new batch of paper and it is like a different paper. Happy that things are better but a little irritated that it took so many hoops. I was beginning to lose faith.
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    Yes, humidity is a real factor for me. I humidify my room to about 50-60% Anything less and it is crap.
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    Arches Platine getting fussy

    I've been using Arches Platine paper for a while now and with good results. Recently, my prints have been getting a little washed out and grainy. I think it is from overbrushing but when I under...
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    Swirly stuff on the plates

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    Swirly stuff on the plates

    http://homepage.mac.com/ronaldcowie/swirly/]I've been getting these swirly things on my plates which indicates uneven silvering. Why is this? Silver bath temperature is about 66 degrees.
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    Converting Grains to Grams

    If you want to convert Grains to Grams multiply by .0648

    to Convert one Minims (British) to Milimeters multiply by .05919

    To convert Drachms to Milimeters, multiply 3.55163

    That should give...
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    First shot at making dry plate

    I just made my first dry plate films using a formula loosely based on the Tannin process of Major Russel (Chapter 37 of the The Silver Sunbeam.
    I made my subbing solution with Gelatine (sic) without...
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    I'm thankful for another sober day, the ability to make art, a loving family, good health, and friends to share the journey with.
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    scanning alt process prints

    The problem you're running into has to do with the scanner picking up the paper fibers. Your scanner is actually doing too good of a job recording the information. There are levels that you can...
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    Cowie Platinum Editions is on the web

    Finally, my dream of owning a business dedicated to only platinum printing has happened. Spread the word to all the good men and women of the world that www.cowieplatinum.com is up and running.
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